November 12th, 2008


Crafty stuff

I've been horrible about updating this journal lately. I do have stuff I to say; I just don't often find myself in the right frame of mind to write it all down. Today, I thought I'd do a quickie update about some of the yarn projects I've been working on lately. I finished two big projects: my afghan (finally!) and a sweater for Connor, plus a variety of other goodies - including some that I can't post about yet, because they're gifts for people who might be reading this. :D :D :D

The biggest thing I finished (and definitely the biggest project I've done to date) is this afghan for my bed. I started working on it back in February of 2007, and I really love the way it turned out! This journal entry shows close-ups of some of the squares. I haven't actually used it on my bed yet; I'm trying to decide whether or not to sew a backing on it, to keep it from getting snagged. But . . . it's finished, and I love it:

The other thing I finished was this sweater for Connor. The skull and crossbones are done in glow-in-the-dark yarn, and it really does glow (although I couldn't get a good photo of it; I was being lazy about camera settings):

Glow-in-the Dark Skull & Crossbones Sweater

I had to make some adjustments to the pattern (which is from a booklet by Bernat) to make the sweater big enough for him. That was a bit scary, but it turned out great! Except that I cast off on the neckline a bit too tightly, so he has trouble getting it on and off over his head. :D

More projects behind the cut, plus cute baby in a sweater photo:Collapse )